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16 November 2020 ~ Comments Off on Annual review of our Child Safeguarding Statement

Annual review of our Child Safeguarding Statement

At the most recent Board of Management meeting, the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement was reviewed and ratified.  This happens on an annual basis and it is important that we inform all members of the school community that it has taken place.  You can view this document by clicking on the link below, and it has also been added to the Policy section of the website.

Child Safeguarding Statement Ratified November 2020

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23 October 2020 ~ Comments Off on PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL ADMISSIONS NOTICE FOR SCHOOL PLACES FOR 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL ADMISSIONS NOTICE FOR SCHOOL PLACES FOR 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

Skerries Educate Together National School is today publishing its Annual Admissions Notice that outlines the process and timeline for applying for school places in our school for the 2021-22 school year.  This Admissions Notice, together with the relevant application forms, is attached below.

Please note that applications will be accepted from Monday 2nd November until 12:00pm on Monday 23rd November 2020.

Should you require any further information, please contact the school office directly on 8494050 or at [email protected]

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23 September 2020 ~ Comments Off on New Admissions Policy for Skerries Educate Together NS

New Admissions Policy for Skerries Educate Together NS

On 8th September 2020, following a consultation process involving parents, staff, the Board of Management and the patron (Educate Together), the Educate Together Head Office approved a new Admissions Policy for Skerries Educate Together NS.  This document is attached below.  This new policy sets out the criteria for admission and the procedures for managing applications for admission to the school.  An Annual Admissions Notice will be published on the school’s website in due course in relation to applications for school places in September 2021.  There is also a “Frequently asked questions re Admissions Policy” document that you might find helpful.

Best regards,
Conor

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10 September 2020 ~ Comments Off on School Covid-19 Response Plan

School Covid-19 Response Plan

Dear parents/guardians,

Please see below for the school’s Covid-19 Response Plan, which has been devised to detail the procedures that we are currently following in order to minimise the risk of Covid-19 affecting our school community.

We very much appreciate the hard work of parents/guardians and the entire school community in helping to get the children back to school.  We really hope that the children are enjoying being back with their friends in class, and it certainly seems that this is the case.  We will be in ongoing communication with you all by email and through the Aladdin Connect app, but please contact us at the office if you have any questions, and we will do our very best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Best regards,
Conor

Covid-19 Response Plan for Skerries ETNS

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16 March 2020 ~ Comments Off on School Closure

School Closure

Dear Parents,

In light of the recent announcement by the Taoiseach about the spread of Covid 19, the school will close on Thursday 12th March 2020 until 30th March 2020. This is also in line with the advice and recommendations made by the National Authorities and the National Public Emergency Team.  Please see attached statement from the Department of Education and Skills.

https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/12-march-2020-statement-from-the-department-of-education-and-skills.html

As per yesterday’s email the children will have been given work to complete over the period. If they are absent today, you may wish to link in with another parent. We will inform all children of the closure at the end of the day. All scheduled school events until 30th March are cancelled immediately such as after school clubs, GAA etc. If your child is in a club today and you can’t make it to the school for 2.15 we will supervise those remaining children until 3.10.

It is in the interests of us all to remain safe and vigilant faced with challenges that are before us. Our aim in the school is to always provide a healthy and safe atmosphere for your children. This is our primary concern and we look forward to beating this virus together and returning back to normal as soon as possible. We hope you all stay safe and that our country stands together in this unprecedented time. We will update you if any further information is provided to us.

 

Is mise le meas,

 

Brían ó Luasa

Deputy Principal Skerries Educate Together

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12 March 2020 ~ Comments Off on School Closure

School Closure

Dear Parents,

In light of the recent announcement by the Taoiseach about the spread of Covid 19, the school will close on Thursday 12th March 2020 until 30th March 2020. This is also in line with the advice and recommendations made by the National Authorities and the National Public Emergency Team.  Please see attached statement from the Department of Education and Skills.

https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/12-march-2020-statement-from-the-department-of-education-and-skills.html

As per yesterday’s email the children will have been given work to complete over the period. If they are absent today, you may wish to link in with another parent. We will inform all children of the closure at the end of the day. All scheduled school events until 30th March are cancelled immediately such as after school clubs, GAA etc. If your child is in a club today and you can’t make it to the school for 2.15 we will supervise those remaining children until 3.10.

It is in the interests of us all to remain safe and vigilant faced with challenges that are before us. Our aim in school is to always provide a healthy and safe atmosphere for your children. This is our primary concern and we look forward to beating this virus together and returning back to normal as soon as possible. We hope you all stay safe and that our country stands together in this unprecedented time. We will update you if any further information is provided to us.

 

Is mise le meas,

 

Brían ó Luasa

Deputy Principal Skerries Educate Together

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03 March 2020 ~ Comments Off on Information – School Procedures

Information – School Procedures

Dear parent/guardian,

Following on from our initial information given last week, we would like to update you on the school’s procedures for dealing with the recent Corona virus outbreak in Ireland.

We are following HSE guidelines very closely and our school is adhering to all recommendations made by the DES and the HSE. We have included information in this email. No further action is necessary to be taken by the school at present.

We are monitoring the HSE and DES websites frequently to make sure our information is up to date and we will continue this diligently.

We would like to inform you that hand sanitiser, tissues and disposable nappy bags have been provided for each class to help contain the spread of any viruses . We are also disinfecting tables daily and encouraging the children to wash their hands at intervals throughout the day. We encourage children to sing Happy Birthday twice, while they are washing their hands to ensure appropriate washing time. We would encourage you to talk to your children at home to support their learning around this topic.

All teachers are teaching children about the importance of good respiratory and hand hygiene. We have used this poster attached to help us. These posters are displayed in every classroom and throughout the school.

We appreciate your support and will continue to follow all national guidance on the issue in relation to child safety.

Kind regards,

SETNS

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27 February 2020 ~ Comments Off on Health & Safety Notice

Health & Safety Notice


Dear Parents/ Guardians.

The Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools on Covid-19.

This has been provided by the Department of Health and HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre following a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

The most important action we can take to protect ourselves from

Covid-19 is regular hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene.

We are teaching and encouraging this in school.

Please see the links below for more information.

Thank you, SETNS.

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07 February 2020 ~ Comments Off on Afterschool Clubs Spring 2020

Afterschool Clubs Spring 2020

Attached is the Afterschool Clubs timetable for Spring 2020.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Registration will be open on Friday morning, 7th February at 9am and will close at 9pm on Sunday, February 9th.

Afterschool Clubs Timetable Spring 2020

Clubs Descriptions Spring 2020

Afterschool-Clubs-Code-of-Conduct

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Follow the link on the school website.
  • Complete the form online (1 form per child) – following instructions.
  • You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. Please allow time for this to come through rather than submit a second form.
  • Club places will be allocated by Friday February 14th when you will receive an email with details of your allocated clubs and what payment is due.
  • Early applications will not be processed.

 

PAYMENT SYSTEM

When: Monday 24th February

Where: At the school (front entrance by bike shed)

Time:  7.00-8.00pm

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Cash payment

 

If payment is not received on payment night you will lose your place in the club. If you cannot attend you can send someone in your place.

Please do not contact the school as clubs are not run by the school.

For any queries, please contact [email protected]

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22 January 2020 ~ Comments Off on Changes in Enrolment Policy

Changes in Enrolment Policy

The Department has just announced that the Minister has signed the statutory instrument commencing the relevant sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 to come into effect on 1 February 2020.

For a school that currently runs a first come first served (FCFS) policy which is Skerries Educate Together, no further applications/pre-enrolment forms should be accepted after 31 January 2020.

The Board of Management are currently devising a new Enrolment Policy in accordance with the (Admissions to schools) act 2018.

We are compilng a communication list for any parent who would like to enrol their child after this time to inform them when the new enrolment policy is in place. The new policy will also be updated on the school website. Please call the office on  01-8494050 or email [email protected] if you would like your name added to this communication list.

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